1. Make sure that the BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller you want to work with is displayed in the BaseManager footer. To select a different controller, click the "Menu" icon in the upper-left corner of the BaseManager page, and then click "Sites and Controllers". Continue drilling down until you can select the desired controller.
2. Click the "Programs" tab.
3. Click "Add Program".
4. The "Program" field displays the next available program number. If you want to assign this number to your new program, skip to the next step. If you want to assign a different number, click the arrow in the field, and then select a number from the list.
5. In the "Description" field, type a description that identifies this program.
6. Click in the check box in the "Enabled" field. A check mark in the field means that the program will run when the start conditions are met. If the field is blank, the program will not run.
7. Expand the following sections to find topics related to the program settings:
1. If you are converting an installed BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller to WeatherAccess, update your controller to the latest firmware version. Refer to Updating Controller Firmware from BaseManager. After the firmware is updated, continue with this procedure.
2. Make sure that you have a weather station assigned to this controller. Refer to Assigning a Weather Station to an Irrigation Controller.
3. Click the "Enable Weather-based Watering" box to add a check mark. Notice that the weather icon displays in the "Runtime" column and the field is gray and no longer allows user input. The runtime is a calculated value based on the zone settings and the weather station data.
4. If you want to use calculated cycle and soak time values based on the hydrozone settings, click the drop-down arrow in the "Cycle Type" field and select "Zone Soak Cycles". In the rows for the zones, click the icon add the calculated cycle and soak time values into the fields.
5. After you save the changes on the Programs tab, update the "Additional Zone Properties" on the Devices > Zones tab. The controller uses this data to perform calculations and provide the runtimes, cycle times, and soak times for your zones. Refer to Updating Zone Details.
Under the "Soak Cycles" section, click the drop-down arrow in the "Cycle Type" field, and then click one of the following options.
Select this option if you want the soak cycles to operate sequentially with values that you enter. These settings apply to all zones in the program. Type a number in the "Cycles" field to indicate how many cycles the program will have. Type a number in the "Soak Time" field to indicate how long the soak time will be.
Program Intelligent Cycles
Select this option if you want the soak cycles to prioritize runtimes for zones that have already started to water over zones that have not started in order to maximize watering efficiency and minimize total irrigation time. These settings apply to all zones in the program. Type a number in the "Cycles" field to indicate how many cycles the program will have. Type a number in the "Soak Time" field to indicate how long the soak time will be.
Zone Soak Cycles
Select this option if you want to apply calculated soak cycle values to individual zones in the program. To use this option, you must have all the hydrozone properties for the zone updated (refer to Updating Zone Details). Then you need to click the "Calculate Cycle and Soak Time" button in the row for each zone to update the fields with the calculated values.
Select this option if you want to disable soak cycles in this program.
1. Under the "Zones" section, click "Add Zone". A new zone field displays and shows the next zone that is available to be added.
2. Click the drop-down arrow in the new zone field. The complete list of zones displays. Click the zone that you want to add to the program.
3. Update the hydrozone properties for the zone (refer to Updating Zone Details).
Start, Stop, Pause Conditions (Start Times and Water Days)
When you create a program, you either need to have it start at specific times, or you need to configure a start condition based on the state of a device. In some cases, you might want to have both a scheduled start time and a start condition.
To learn more about start conditions, refer to Working with Start, Stop, Pause Conditions in a Program.
1. Under the "Start, Stop, Pause Conditions" section, enter the time when you want the program to start in the "Start Times" field. You can have up to 8 start times for a single program.
2. Set the AM/PM indicator for the start time.
3. In the "Start Days" field, click the drop-down arrow and select one of the options from the list.
Water windows are used to select when watering will or will not be allowed. You can configure water windows on a weekly basis (having the same water window settings for each day of the week) or on a daily basis, where you can set each day of the week for a specific water window schedule.
1. Under the "Water Window" section, click the arrow in the top center box, and then select whether you want to set up a "Daily" or "Weekly" water window schedule.
2. The boxes in the grid represent the hours in a day starting with 12:00 midnight on the left. Blue boxes mean that watering is allowed. Use the "Clear All" or "Select All" options to change the water window settings with one click.
Seasonal Watering Adjustment
If your area is experiencing a period of unseasonably dry or wet weather, you can use the seasonal adjustment factor to increase or decrease the amount of water that a program is applying without having to change the runtimes for individual zones.
Under the "Advanced Settings" section, type a number in the "Seasonal Adjust" field to indicate the percentage by which you want the runtime to be adjusted. Keep in mind that 100% causes the system to water as scheduled. If you enter 50%, the system decreases watering by half. If you enter 200%, the system doubles watering.
Under the "Concurrent Watering" section, type a number in the "Total Concurrent Zones" field, to indicate the maximum number of zones that can run at the same time in this program.
The BaseStation 1000 can manage three complete water sources (master valve, flow sensor, and pump start).
If your controller has multiple water sources, you can associate a specific water source with a specific program or associate multiple water sources with one program.
1. Under the "Water Sources" section, click "Add Water Source".
2. Click the drop-down arrow in the "Water Sources" field, and select the water source from the list.
3. To remove an assigned water source, click the "X" at the end of the row.
Use this option to associate a master valve or pump start biCoder with a program. Before you perform this procedure, you must assign a biCoder as a master valve or pump biCoder. Refer to Assigning Master Valves.
1. Under the "Master Valve" section, click "Add Master Valve".
2. Click the drop-down arrow in the "Master Valve" field, and select the master valve from the list.
3. To remove an assigned master valve, click the "X" at the end of the row.